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Lemon Glazed Donut Holes

Sweet, citrus-packed lemon glazed donuts! You won't believe there's no sugar!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: almond flour, donuts, keto, low-carb, monkfruit
Servings: 11 holes
Author: Emily

Ingredients

Lemon Donut Holes

  • 1 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/2 a large lemon
  • 2 Tbs avocado oil
  • 3 Tbs granulated monk fruit or coconut sugar for non keto
  • 1 Tbs water
  • splash of vanilla
  • pinch of pink salt

Lemon Glaze

  • 4-5 Tbs powdered monkfruit I used homemade - see notes
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 4 drops lemon extract or 1 drop lemon oil
  • a few drops of natural yellow food coloring or turmeric, optional

Instructions

To make the donut holes:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Cut a lemon in half, and then cut that into quarters. Remove the seeds.
    Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com
  • Place lemon quarters, oil, water and vanilla in a small blender and blend smooth.
    Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com
  • Check to make sure it's fully blended. Remove any large pieces if needed. 
  • Add flour, monkfruit and salt and blend again to form the dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form "holes." Roll smooth in your hands.
  • Bake for 10-11 min. Let cool before glazing.

To make the glaze:

  • Make homemade powdered "sugar" if needed (see notes)
  • Add powdered monk fruit to a small bowl and add a little water at a time until it is a pourable consistency. Add lemon extract to taste and optional coloring. 
    lemon glaze for donut holes
  • Dip donuts in glaze and place back on the parchment to dry. ENJOY :)
    Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Notes

To store: Keep in an airtight container at room temp for about 5 days. May be frozen for 2 months.
To make homemade "powdered sugar": blend about 1/3 cup granulated monkfruit in a small blender for 10-20 seconds until powdered. Works with coconut sugar, too!
Macros via Cronometer for 1 donut hole: 
  • Cal 81
  • Fat 7.6
  • Total Carb 10 
  • Fiber 1.2
  • Sugar Alcohol 7.7
  • Net Carb 1.1
  • Protein 2.2
If your blender is struggling to get the lemon completely smooth: scrape down the sides of the blender cup and add 1/2 Tbs water or oil and blend again. Then add 1-2 extra teaspoons of flour at the end so the dough isn't too sticky.